May 28, 2014
Sara Batkie on Jo Ann Beard

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In retrospect, it was not a big moment, my first reading of Jo Ann Beard. We had been assigned one of the essays from her book The Boys of My Youth to read for a creative writing class at the University of Iowa in my first year as an undergrad. If you are familiar with that collection, perhaps you can guess which one. In that hazy time between the shattering horror of Columbine and the devastating shootings at Virginia Tech, most of the students in the class, myself included, were completely unaware that years before, Iowa had been the site of a similar tragedy, one that would become all too common for my generation. Beard’s essay exploring the event, “The Fourth State of Matter,” is the sort of ruminative, elliptical, webby work that can catch a reader prepared for melodrama unawares.

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"The Fourth State of Matter" is such a powerful essay, we’re so glad it’s getting some much-deserved love!

May 28, 2014
littlebrown:

Heading to BEA this week? Here’s the Little, Brown schedule! All the events will take place at the Little, Brown Booth (2820) unless otherwise noted. And be sure to stop by our booth to pick up a Little, Brown #BEABingo Card—we’ve got fabulous prizes to give away (more on that soon)!
Wednesday 5/28
3:00 PM: “Helping Bookstores, Saving Lives”: James Patterson’s 1M Indie Store Campaign (Room 1E10)4:15 PM: BEA Editor’s Buzz Panel featuring Josh Kendall, editor of Neverhome (Rooms 1E12/1E13/1E14)
Thursday 5/29
8:00 AM Adult Book & Author Breakfast with Tavis Smiley, author of Death of a King (Special Events Hall)10 AM: BEA Adult Buzz Panel featuring Laird Hunt, author of Neverhome (Downtown Stage)11AM: James Patterson Hachette Book Group Booth takeover3 PM: Maureen Corrigan in-booth signing So We Read On3:30 PM: Lauren Beukes signing Broken Monsters (Autograph Table 4)Booth Giveaways: Neverhome, Burn, The Marshmallow Test, Those Who Wish Me Dead, The David Foster Wallace Reader sampler
Friday 5/30
10 AM: Mulholland Books booth takeover11 AM: “Inside The Mystery Writers Studio” panel featuring Michael Koryta and moderated by Megan Abbott (Downtown Stage)11 AM: Laird Hunt signing Neverhome (Autograph Table 19)11:30 AM: David Bezmogis signing The Betrayers (Autograph Table 20)1 PM: Megan Abbott signing The Fever (Autograph Table 1)1 PM: Sarah Lotz signing The Three (Autograph Table 16)1:30 PM: Woman of Contemporary Fiction panel, moderated by Elin Hilderbrand (Downtown Stage)2 PM: Michael Koryta in-booth signing Those Who Wish Me Dead3 PM: Scott Blackwood signing See How Small (Autograph Table 8)4 PM: Elin Hilderbrand booth signing Winter Street, plus there will be beer!Booth Giveaways: Her, Broken Monsters, String Diaries, Neverhome, Underwater Puppies tote bags, The Food Babe Way tote bags and shopping list, Sweetness #9, California, Winter Street, The David Foster Wallace Reader sampler
Saturday, May 312:00 PM “Blockbuster Reads: Meet the Kids’ Authors That Dazzle” panel with James Patterson, Rick Riordan, Jeff Kinney, and Daniel HandlerBooth Giveaways: Underwater Puppies totes, The Food Babe Way totes and shopping lists, The Prophet, The Matchmaker, plus enter for your chance to win a backpack full of books by Michael Koryta and enter to win a 12” Le Creuset Frying Pan!

littlebrown:

Heading to BEA this week? Here’s the Little, Brown schedule! All the events will take place at the Little, Brown Booth (2820) unless otherwise noted. And be sure to stop by our booth to pick up a Little, Brown #BEABingo Card—we’ve got fabulous prizes to give away (more on that soon)!


Wednesday 5/28

3:00 PM: “Helping Bookstores, Saving Lives”: James Patterson’s 1M Indie Store Campaign (Room 1E10)

4:15 PM: BEA Editor’s Buzz Panel featuring Josh Kendall, editor of Neverhome (Rooms 1E12/1E13/1E14)


Thursday 5/29

8:00 AM Adult Book & Author Breakfast with Tavis Smiley, author of Death of a King (Special Events Hall)

10 AM: BEA Adult Buzz Panel featuring Laird Hunt, author of Neverhome (Downtown Stage)

11AM: James Patterson Hachette Book Group Booth takeover

3 PM: Maureen Corrigan in-booth signing So We Read On

3:30 PM: Lauren Beukes signing Broken Monsters (Autograph Table 4)

Booth Giveaways: Neverhome, Burn, The Marshmallow Test, Those Who Wish Me Dead, The David Foster Wallace Reader sampler


Friday 5/30

10 AM: Mulholland Books booth takeover

11 AM: “Inside The Mystery Writers Studio” panel featuring Michael Koryta and moderated by Megan Abbott (Downtown Stage)

11 AM: Laird Hunt signing Neverhome (Autograph Table 19)

11:30 AM: David Bezmogis signing The Betrayers (Autograph Table 20)

1 PM: Megan Abbott signing The Fever (Autograph Table 1)

1 PM: Sarah Lotz signing The Three (Autograph Table 16)

1:30 PM: Woman of Contemporary Fiction panel, moderated by Elin Hilderbrand (Downtown Stage)

2 PM: Michael Koryta in-booth signing Those Who Wish Me Dead

3 PM: Scott Blackwood signing See How Small (Autograph Table 8)

4 PM: Elin Hilderbrand booth signing Winter Street, plus there will be beer!

Booth Giveaways: Her, Broken Monsters, String Diaries, Neverhome, Underwater Puppies tote bags, The Food Babe Way tote bags and shopping list, Sweetness #9, California, Winter Street, The David Foster Wallace Reader sampler


Saturday, May 31

2:00 PM “Blockbuster Reads: Meet the Kids’ Authors That Dazzle” panel with James Patterson, Rick Riordan, Jeff Kinney, and Daniel Handler

Booth Giveaways: Underwater Puppies totes, The Food Babe Way totes and shopping lists, The Prophet, The Matchmaker, plus enter for your chance to win a backpack full of books by Michael Koryta and enter to win a 12” Le Creuset Frying Pan!

April 8, 2014
slaughterhouse90210:

“It was funny because she thought of herself as a good team player, although sometimes she suspected that no one else on her team did.”― Kate Atkinson, When Will There Be Good News?

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slaughterhouse90210:

“It was funny because she thought of herself as a good team player, although sometimes she suspected that no one else on her team did.”
― Kate Atkinson, When Will There Be Good News?

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March 11, 2014
The Millions : Five Crime Novels Where Women are the True Detectives

littlebrown:

Who’s your favorite female detective?

March 11, 2014
Giving artist profiles a new read--and listen

The incomparable Pete Guralnick talks with the Philadelphia Inquirer about creating enhanced eBook editions of Lost Highway and Feels Like Going Home.

March 7, 2014
The Blurring of Fact and Imagination in 'Sway' | VICE United States

littlebrown:

James Franco reviews Sway. What more do I need to say?

February 27, 2014
Books Every InfoSec Professional Should Read

"Olson lists a comprehensive timeline of significant hacktivist events, but does not get bogged down trying to cover all aspects of the Anonymous movement. This book should be a must-read because of the historical context it provides…"

Via PC Magazine, Richard Howard, CSO of Palo Alto Networks, names WE ARE ANONYMOUS as one of his top five books that information security professionals should read!

February 25, 2014
slaughterhouse90210:

“We liked wasting time, but almost nothing was more annoying than having our wasted time wasted on something not worth wasting it on.”― Joshua Ferris, And Then We Came to the End

slaughterhouse90210:

“We liked wasting time, but almost nothing was more annoying than having our wasted time wasted on something not worth wasting it on.”
― Joshua Ferris, And Then We Came to the End

February 25, 2014
The Best Books To Read Right Now

Refinery 29 thinks that Where’d You Go, Bernadette is a book you should read right now. Obviously, we agree.

February 19, 2014
littlebrown:

You’ve seen the movies, but have you read the books? We think you oughta. The first 25 folks* to click this link and fill out the form will receive Netgalley widgets for both! Our only request is that you read at least one of them and post about it somewhere—your Tumblr, your Goodreads account, where’er your heart desires. And believe us, your heart will desire a lot once it’s been introduced to Daphne du Maurier.
PS not that you need any more incentive but it is Oscar season and the movies based on these books both got to go to the big dance—Rebecca won for Best Picture and Best Cinematography (Black and White), and The Birds got itself nominated for Best Special Effects. NOT BAD.

littlebrown:

You’ve seen the movies, but have you read the books? We think you oughta. The first 25 folks* to click this link and fill out the form will receive Netgalley widgets for both! Our only request is that you read at least one of them and post about it somewhere—your Tumblr, your Goodreads account, where’er your heart desires. And believe us, your heart will desire a lot once it’s been introduced to Daphne du Maurier.

PS not that you need any more incentive but it is Oscar season and the movies based on these books both got to go to the big dance—Rebecca won for Best Picture and Best Cinematography (Black and White), and The Birds got itself nominated for Best Special Effects. NOT BAD.

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